OF THE APOSTLES
Acts 4 ©
1 The rulers of the Jews put Peter and John in prison. 5 About which the whole council assemble. 7 By which they are examined concerning the healing of the crippled person. 8 Peter testifies that this was done in the name of Jesus. 11 And that He is the stone rejected of the builders. 12 But that there is salvation in none other. 13 The council, though being convinced of this miracle, yet notwithstanding forbids them to preach in the name of Jesus. 19. Which they declare that they cannot leave off. 21 Are afterwards dismissed with hard threats. 23 Relating to theirs what was done to them. 24 Who pray unto God for protection, boldness and blessing upon the preaching of the Word. 31 And God answers them with an earthquake. 32 The concord and love of the faithful, who sold their goods for the sustentation of the needy. 36 Which Barnabas also did.
AND as they spake unto the people, the priests, and 1the captain of the temple, and 2the Sadducees, came upon them,
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached 3through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
And they laid hands on them, and put them 4in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.
Howbeit many of them which heard 5the word 6believed; and the number of the men was about 7five thousand.
¶And it came to pass on the morrow, that their 8rulers, and elders, and scribes,
And 9Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and 10John, and 11Alexander, and as many as were of 12the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together 13at Jerusalem.
And when they had set 14them in the midst, they asked, Bya what power, or by what 15name, have ye done this?
Then Peter, 16filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and 17elders of Israel,
18If we this day be 19examined of the good deed done to the impotentb man, by what means he 20is made whole;
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that 21by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even 22by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
23This is the stone which was 24set at nought of you 25builders,c which is become 26the head of the corner.
Neitherd is there salvation 27in any other: for there is 28none other name 29under heaven 30given 31among men, 32whereby we must be saved.
¶Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were 33unlearned and 34ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
And beholding the man which was healed 35standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
But when they had commanded them 36to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
Saying, Whate shall we do to these men? for that indeed 37a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
But that it spread no further among the people, let us 38straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man 39in this name.
And they called them, and 40commanded them not to speak 41at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right 42in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judgef ye.
For we 43cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing 44how they might punish them, 45becauseg of the people: for all men glorified God for thath which was done.
For the man was 46above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.
¶And being let go, they wenti47to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, 48Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Who by the mouth of 49thy servant David hast said, Whyj did the heathen 50rage, and the people imagine vain things?
The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Fork of 51a truth against thy holy 52child Jesus, whom thou hast 53anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and 54the people of Israel, were gathered together,
55For to do whatsoever thy 56hand and thy counsel determined 57before to be done.
And now, Lord, 58behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy 59servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
Byl stretching forth 60thine hand 61to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy 62child Jesus.
¶And when 63they had prayed, the place 64was shakenm where they were assembled together; and they were all 65filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
And the multitude of them that believed were of 66onen heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was 67his own; but they had all things common.
And with great 68power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great 69grace was upon them all.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
And laid them down 70at the apostles' feet: and distributiono was made unto every man according as he had need.
And 71Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son 72of consolation,) 73a Levite, and of the country of 74Cyprus,
Having land, sold it, and brought 75the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.